February 21, 2015 STAFF/STU

Your Daily Dose of Black History: Good Times

Good Times earned its place in television history for a number of reasons. The program is significant for its decidedly different view, not only of Black family life, but American family life in general. Unlike the innocuous images served up in early televisions shows such as Father Knows Best and Julia, Good Times interjected relevance and realism into prime-time television by dealing with the pressing issues of the day.